Kidney Clothes Program and Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Kick-off Their Partnership
On October 21, 2014 Kidney Clothes and Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce celebrated their partnership with the inauguration of one of their drop boxes at Staples in Owen Sound. The well-attended event gave a chance to Kidney Clothes and Crime Stoppers representatives to meet with local residents and explain their respective programs.
Through this new partnership, Crime Stoppers will seek drop box hosts for Kidney Clothes, and 100% of net proceeds from the donations will help support the community goals of both organizations. Kidney Clothes drop boxes accept items such as clothing, shoes, linens, and blankets. Crime Stoppers is actively looking for hosts throughout their territory. Host businesses become charity partners, and while providing an additional service to their customers, also help reduce waste by recycling reusable clothing. Kidney Clothes maintain the boxes at no cost to the hosts.
Chair David Wyles, and Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Egerdeen, were present for Crime Stoppers as well as Police Coordinator Cst. Dean Rutherford, Administrative Assistant Drew Kalte, and Volunteer Len Metcalfe. Kidney Clothes was represented by Sylvia Krampelj, Senior Program Manager, and Chantale Gagnon, Operations Manager, Simcoe, Grey-Bruce & Muskoka. David Serviss, Partner Development Manager for Value Village was also present at the event.
Save the environment and don’t throw away your reusable clothing, put it to a good cause. For more information on the goods which can be donated, call 1-800-414-3484 or visit www.kidneyclothes.ca. To find out more about Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce, call 519-371-6078 or visit www.crimestop-gb.org. If you want to provide confidential information about a crime, submit a secure Web Tip at www.tipsubmit.com or call 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Kidney Clothes is a program whereby many cloth-based household items, such as clothing, shoes, linens and blankets are either picked up at the door, or collected through drop boxes located throughout the community. Proceeds from Kidney Clothes benefits The Kidney Foundation of Canada, which this year is marking its 50th anniversary in helping to create a better future for those living with kidney disease. The Foundation’s goal is to support those affected by kidney disease through education, patient support programs like the Kidney Connect Peer Support program, advocacy, and by funding research to improve understanding of kidney disease and its treatments. Since its inception in 1964, more than $110 million has been invested to support research.
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is a community based program that combines law enforcement, media, and members of the public in a co-operative effort to solve crime. Crime Stoppers encourages people to submit secure Web Tips at www.tipsubmit.com or call our toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) phone number with information about any crimes that have been committed or are about to occur, and the whereabouts of wanted persons, stolen property, or illegal narcotics. The information provided is forwarded anonymously to investigators who then respond back to the Crime Stoppers office.
For more information, contact:
Operations Manager, Simcoe, Grey-Bruce & Muskoka
The Canadian Kidney Trust
Cst. Dean Rutherford
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc.